Pick up north London design and craft at Marylebone’s Made London

PUBLISHED: 17:57 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 18:07 22 October 2014

'Flatfish' oval dish by Sophie MacCarthy

'Flatfish' oval dish by Sophie MacCarthy


Camden craft and design event Made London presents an excellent opportunity to pick up hand made items which will add a personal touch to your home.

Made London flyerMade London flyer

Held this weekend at One Marylebone, a Sir John Soane church near Regent’s Park, the fair plays host to several north London-based makers showcasing wares from ceramics and glassware to textiles.

Local names to look out for include Sophie MacCarthy, a ceramicist who produces colourful slip-painted earthenware in her Stoke Newington studio.

'Watery Flow' earthenware ceramic plate by Sophie MacCarthy'Watery Flow' earthenware ceramic plate by Sophie MacCarthy

“My work is domestic, functional and all usable but highly decorative so it’s a bit special. It’s not entirely utilitarian,” she says.

Fellow ceramicist, Crouch End-based Kerry Hastings creates hand built or thrown pieces, which combine traditional techniques with contemporary colour combinations.

Lustred bowls by Kerry HastingsLustred bowls by Kerry Hastings

Her lustred bowls are particularly appealing and use 24 carat gold and platinum lustre alongside matt pigments on the exterior of the pieces.

Like Hastings, Annette Bugansky has a studio at Cockpit Arts in Holborn where she works on her hybrid textile-ceramic pieces.

Porcelain Tower Vase by Annette BuganskyPorcelain Tower Vase by Annette Bugansky

“I hand knit all the textures, then add the little knitted clothes to plaster shapes,” she says. “I then make a plaster mould of these then slip cast the porcelain inside this. It’s the only way of getting the knitting itself in a positive image.”

Hackney lighting and glassware makers Vezzini & Chen will be launching a new range of ceramic and glass candle holders at the fair.

Vezzini & Chen lampshadeVezzini & Chen lampshade

Their handmade products are “inspired by the structure and geometry of natural forms” and are made with fine bone china and glass, which gives a textured diffused light.


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